Still no word from the Mexican Federation as to who will take over the team following Juan Carlos Osorio’s departure back in late July, which is why it will be Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti for the second time in his career who will step in on an interim basis.
Games immediately after the World Cup are hardly ever taken seriously, but this one is welcomed with plenty of enthusiasm from El Ti faithful given the youthful composition of the 25-man squad. The FMF is clearly looking towards the future and has included players like Club America’s Diego Lainez and Roberto Alvarado of Cruz Azul.
In Uruguay, there might not be a better opponent for this young Mexican team to face. While Uruguay have problems of their own and also arrive with an interim manager at the helm, the squad is more or less made up of the same players from the 2018 World Cup, including stars like Luis Suarez and Diego Godin. Uruguay’s overly physical play could prove troublesome, but this is the kind of test that a young team like the Mexican one needs to progress and grow.
Mexico have been able to beat Uruguay in the past, most recently in the Copa America Centenario, though odds are not in El Tri’s favor this time around. With that said, there is a lot of fresh blood in this team, and they will no doubt be eager to show that they can perform at the highest levels against one of South America’s best.
Date: Friday, September 7
Time: 6:30pm Pacific, 8:30pm Central, 9:30pm Eastern
Venue: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
TV: Univision Deportes(US-Spanish), Univision (US-Spanish), TDN (Mexico), UnivisionTDN (Mexico), Azteca 7 (Mexico), VTV Uruguay (Uruguay)
Streaming: fuboTV (Free trial + monthly subscription)